The Underdogs return in Apple’s ‘The Whole Working-From-Home Thing’, directed by Australia’s Mark Molloy. Two days later the 7 minute film has 11 million+ hits on Youtube

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Earlier this year, Exit’s Mark Molloy earned a DGA Award nomination in the Commercials category for Apple’s The Underdogs. The Underdogs are back, but now they’re working from home during the pandemic quarantine, making their latest job all the more challenging. The Underdogs are navigating the new normal.


Directed by Mark Molloy and photographed by award-winning cinematographer Greig Fraser, the production team devised a hybrid approach of shooting remotely and shooting with a skeleton crew adhering to covid guidelines. The obstacles the team overcame producing the film echoed the logistical challenges faced by the characters in the story, resulting in a short film that feels dynamic, inventive and uniquely of the moment, mirroring our own realities.

Today the 7 minute film reached more than 10 million hits on Youtube.

Client: Apple
Production: SMUGGLER
Director: Mark Molloy
Executive Producers: Patrick Milling-Smith, Brian Carmody, Sue Yeon Ahn
DoP: Greig Fraser
Freelance Exec Producer: Monica Wilkins
Assistant Director: Anthony Dimino
Line Producer: Arlene McGann
Production Designer: Jason Hougaard
Costumes: Michelle Martini
Editorial: Work Editorial
Editors: Neil Smith, Stewart Reeves
VFX: a52
VFX Supervisor: Urs Furrer
Cast: Stephen Young, Mia Schauffler, Amy Burzak, Edward Mawere, Beth Fraser.

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For enquiries about working with Molloy contact Leah Churchill-Brown on or +61 2 8755 3755